HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS travelled abroad last week to help sort out Ireland’s difficulty in accessing cannabis product for the new medicinal access scheme.
It’s been nearly two years since Health Minister Simon Harris announced that a medicinal cannabis access programme is to be established, but as of yet no scheme has been rolled out.
The delay is being blamed on the government running into problems finding a quality assured supplier of cannabis and a supplier that can export its products to Ireland.
Health Minister Simon Harris confirmed that officials from his department travelled abroad last week in order to assist with the difficulties in accessing cannabis product and to learn from the experience of other countries that have faced similar problems.
The minister said “huge progress” was being made in rolling out the scheme, stating that last week his officials visited other countries to learn what can be done to help roll out the initiative.
Source: Christina Finn, The Journal, 7th November 2017